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resurface

verb (APPEAR AGAIN)    /ˌriːˈsɜː.fɪs/ US  /-ˈsɝː-/
[I] to rise to the surface of the water again: When the divers did not resurface after an hour, three crew members dived down to look for them.Staying afloat, capsizing and sinking [I] to appear again after being lost, stolen, or absent: Please contact me if any of the stolen paintings resurface. Jill resurfaced last week, after spending the past few months doing research in the library.Appearing and disappearing [I] If a memory resurfaces, you remember it again after you had forgotten about it: Memories of his childhood resurfaced when he saw the photographs.Remembering, reminding and reminders
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